6 Tips for Selecting a Commercial HVAC System

MJC Inc Energy WheelsIf you are building a new business location, or perhaps considering upgrades for an existing one, chances are, you will need to think about the type of commercial HVAC system to install. After all, you want to keep on budget, not just in the purchase and installation phase, but also in the future as you pay energy costs each month.  But what should you look for in selecting an HVAC system? After all, that is not something that most of us have a great deal of experience in!

6 Tips for Selecting a Commercial HVAC System

As you begin the search for the HVAC system perfect for your business, don’t hesitate to ask questions. Talk to several HVAC specialists, visit other companies and find out what they have and why, and then make an informed decision. As you do your due diligence, the following tips will help.

·         Efficiency – As with any business investment, cost will always be a determining factor. But remember, that it is not the only factor. Perhaps one of the most important things to look at is the efficiency of a particular brand or type of HVAC system. Be sure that a particular unit or style will not just heat and cool, but do so in a way that works with the design and usage of your space.

·         Reliability – It isn’t truly saving you time and money if the system chosen requires frequent updates, repairs, and cleanings. Select a system noted for its reliability and minimum maintenance needs. A good way to learn how dependable a system is will be talk to others who have the same set up.

·         Size – Bigger is not always better. You don’t need a system that is larger than necessary as it will actually cost more and be less efficient. Be sure that your company’s HVAC system is the right size for the number of people who will be in your building as well as the square footage of your facility.

·         Specifications -When asking for a quote on an HVAC system, be sure to ask for one based on specifications for a standard efficiency system as well as a high efficiency system including life cycles. Typically, if the lifecycle cost is less on the high-efficiency unit, this will be the system to purchase.

·         Recycling –To minimize wasted energy, consider having a system that recycles the exhaust air stream and turns it into incoming fresh air.

·         Building Type –Areas such as warehouses and garages often do best with a radiant heating system while facilities that do onsite cooking or have heavy equipment in use do well to have a heat recovery system as a way to capture “wasted” heat and use it to offset facility heating and cooling costs.

Choosing the right commercial HVAC system for your business location doesn’t have to be stressful. Use these tips and talk to an MJC HVAC specialist to learn what type of design and system will best work for your location. We are here to listen to your needs and help you decide. Give us a call today.

MJC Provides ERV Upgrades for a Local Fire House

erv-1At MJC, it is our goal to create the perfect commercial HVAC system that meets the needs of those who reach out to us. Our years of experience, knowledge and a willingness to try something unique mean that we can take a basic HVAC system and reconfigure it to function in a way that works better than ever. Consequently, we have been a part of the upgrade process for numerous businesses.

Recently, an area firehouse reached out to us about making changes to their heating and air unit. Their current system was a 5 Ton Trane Split System, and while this is a great HVAC system, it was still not what they needed to meet their specifications. Because of our knowledge of heating and air units, the MJC team was able to redesign the Trane system and make their standard factory split system a fully custom design, complete with energy recovery capabilities, which can compete with an Aaon 100% OA Unit!

Offerings Provided by MJC:

1.       Energy Recovery Unit Built onto the AHU. Specific duct connections required for Top RA and Bottom OA

2.       ERV & AHU built onto a common base frame

3.       MJC provided VFD on the Factory Supply Fan

4.       Hot Gas Reheat to meet LAT

5.       MJC Added 50MBH Heater / Heat section on top of the AHU for top supply

6.       APR Rawal Valve installed on the Trane CU for capacity control

7.       Entire ERV & AHU wired for single pt power.

Setting MJC apart from other commercial HVAC manufacturers is that we offer elements and system redesigns specific to you. This customization can be done through a variety of approaches. One such offering is the MJC ePlate heat exchanger which has features such as no moving parts, a compact and lightweight design, outstanding corrosion resistant and being compatible with high temperature applications, and plate and frame heat exchangers.  These features mean that our systems are the best energy recovery solution available.

However, the ePlate is not our only energy recovery approach to customizing a commercial HVAC system. Other choices include the following:

·         Energy Recovery Wheels that uses air-to-air recovery technology

·         MJC Enthalpy Plate energy exchanger that combines the latest in energy recovery technology with a polymer desiccant

·          Sensible Plate Energy Recovery system that offers features such as no moving parts, little to no maintenance costs, separate air streams and a lightweight, compact design.

With so many options for designing a heating and air system that suits the needs of a business, it is no wonder that so many companies have asked us for help!

If you are in need of a redesign of your commercial HVAC unit, then the MJC team is perfect for the job. We understand the importance of having a system that meets your locations needs and specifications and can design a custom system that works for you. Don’t be unsatisfied with an HVAC design that doesn’t meet your needs. Give the MJC team a call today.

Why Should Your HVAC System Have a Coating?

MJC Inc. ArchitecturalDid You Know?

·         The weakest part of your HVAC system is the heat exchanger.

·         The number one cause of inefficiency for the HVAC system is corrosion.

·         The metals used in heat exchangers are extremely fragile.

When you own a business, you know that efficiency is key for getting work done quickly and correctly. Consequently, you look for ways to improve the daily processes in every facet of your business. At MJC, we understand the importance of having an HVAC system that you can depend on to work effectively so that you, your coworkers, and those you serve are comfortable. Continue reading